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Almanac Beer Brandy Barrel Peche | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Today on Beer Geek Nation we take a look at another sour from Almanac Beer Co out of California. This is not just any sour though its a blonde sour aged in brandy barrels with peaches for six months! Check out the review to see what I thought. Cheers. From the brewer: “Historically, fruit-infused sour beers were a way of preserving the summer harvest. In that tradition, this blonde ale was added to brandy barrels with high-summer peaches, hand-picked by the Loewen family at Blossom Bluff Orchards in Reedley, California. We aged this liquid gold for six months until we needed a reminder that summer will come again. Pair with Prosciutto, crusty bread and fruit preserves.” Read More »

Ommegang Iron Throne (Game of Thrones Beer) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Collaboration with HBO for the Game of Thrones series. Blonde ale with malty sweetness and a touch of fruity spiciness, Noble Hops aromas and notes of citrus. Suitable to serve to kings, or pretenders to the iron throne. Pour slowly so as to not disturb the yeast sediment, but with enough vigor to create a luxurious head and release the rich bouquet. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Affligem Blonde (6.8% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Affligem Blonde, the classic clear blonde abbey ale, with a gentle roundness and 6.8% alcohol. Low on bitterness, it is eminently drinkable. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Lost Abbey/New Belgium Mo-Betta-Bretta | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 359

A long time ago (well, 2004) in a Pizza Port not so far away (Solana Beach, CA), Tomme Arthur and New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert brewed an all Brettanomyces beer they called Mo’ Betta Bretta. In April of this year Peter flew from Colorado and the two joined forces once again — this time at The Lost Abbey — to do a refresh of that beer. Below is a video of what happened that day. The beer was released at the brewery on June 9th and should be hitting shelves near you the week of the June 18th. Read More »

Ommegang Gnomegang | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 179

A beer that I have been looking forward to since it was announce! While in the past Belgian blonde ales just have not done it for me I had to try this 9.5% monster from two of my favorite breweries. Did Ommegang and D’Achouffe nail this one? Watch the review to find out. This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish Read More »